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Golden Child (PAST SHOW)

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 7:30pm to Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 3:00pm
eXperimental Theater

Golden Child is a period piece about a Chinese businessman, his three wives, and his daughter's experience of becoming Christian in early 20th century Manhattan. The story details the culture clash of Asian and Western values, how they contrast and how they can synthesize.

Written by David Henry Hwang, the play details the Asian American experience and looks at the complexities of family life, calling into question of the norms of Asian culture, such as Confucian ideology (respect for elders), the disciplining of children, the roles of Asian women in the household and society (both traditional and westernized), the practice of foot binding, and the creation of the idea of "Asian Americanism."

This production uses the idea of "Christian Confucianism" as inspiration for imagery and theoretical approaches along with modern and post-modern Asian American Theory. 

Golden Child will be directed by Daniel Eslick and is dedicated to his grandfather.

Show Times and Dates
Friday, November 3, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 4, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 5, 3:00pm
Thursday, November 9, 7:30pm
Friday, November 10, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 11, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 12, 3:00pm

General admission​
$18 Adult
$12 Senior (62+)
$12 Student (non UCSC)
$12 Student UCSC $12.00*
$12 Child 12 and Under 
$12 UCSC Faculty and Staff (w/ ID)
$12 UCSC Alumni 
*UCSC Undergraduates w/ID (1 free ticket per production)

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Theater doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.

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